Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 20, 2021
Closes
Jun 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP) is part of the Office of the Secretary within the U.S. Department of Labor. OASP provides advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Department leadership on matters of policy development, program evaluation and implementation, regulations, data governance, compliance strategies, research, and legislation to improve the lives of workers, retirees, and their families.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent advises the Assistant Secretary on the management and administration of OASP's regulatory, policy, data, and research agendas. The incumbent assists in carrying out decisions and directives related to the broad issues and developments considered by the Office, and its four Divisions: the Chief Evaluation Office, Office of Compliance Initiatives, Office of Data Governance, and the Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy.

The incumbent facilitates the timely promulgation of high quality regulations that are consistent with the Secretary's vision, Executive Orders, statutes and OMB Bulletins; enhances the quality of DOL's policy, regulatory and legislative initiatives and innovations by facilitating cross-agency collaboration and interagency cooperation; and facilitates the implementation of cross-agency open government projects within DOL. Integral to this role, the incumbent manages cross- and inter-Department activities.

The incumbent represents OASP and the Secretary in dealings with policy officials at the highest levels within the government and represents the Department on administration task forces and committees dealing with matters in the purview of OASP.

The incumbent is specifically responsible for management and administration. They supervise an organization which is composed of SES level positions and GS 12-15 economists, program analysts, and others with skills and expertise in data governance, economics, as well as policy analysis, research, evaluation and other specialized programmatic expertise. The incumbent establishes program policy procedures, goals and objectives; budgets and plans; and coordinates, advises and evaluates the work performed by OASP's divisions, individually and as a whole. The incumbent exercises final authority in carrying out normal personnel management responsibilities in areas such as EEO, selection, discipline, and performance appraisals. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the agency takes appropriate steps to meet diversity, disability, and procurement goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 25%.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.


Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of this position.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service). All applications MUST separately address each of the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications when applying on line. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications located at: www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications located at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.

1. Strong experience in developing and implementing internal processes within an organization, including familiarity with federal systems for human resources, strategic and operational planning, performance management, budget and procurement management.

2. Ability to understand and oversee regulatory policy-making, including the development, issuance, and/or economic analysis of regulations.

3. Ability to engage and advise teams charged with conducting program evaluations and overseeing data governance for the Department, including developing plans for publishing research findings and launching new data products and services.

4. Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to formulate and communicate complex and sensitive policy issues to multiple and diverse stakeholders, including Department leadership and intergovernmental agencies.

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career Senior Executive Service (SES) or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQs, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable). 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 3. Performance Appraisal (if applicable).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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